Today marks the ninth annual National Golf Day. The event, sponsored by a coalition of golf associations and industry partners, is intended to highlight the game’s nearly $70 billion economy, $4 billion annual charitable impact and many environmental and fitness benefits.
On Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., industry leaders will meet with Members of Congress, the Executive Branch and federal agencies on Capitol Hill to discuss golf’s 15,000-plus diverse businesses, two million employees, tax revenue creation and tourism value.
“With 2016 being an election year, it’s even more important for political leaders to understand the impact our industry has on local communities and millions of Americans,” said Steve Mona, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of World Golf Foundation, administrator of WE ARE GOLF. “Since our first event in 2008, National Golf Day has educated our nation’s lawmakers about the countless benefits of the game and we look forward to continuing this agenda in May.”
The April 2015 National Golf Day resulted in 120 Congressional meetings in one day. Globally, the #NGD15 Twitter campaign eclipsed 37 million impressions and reached 19.8 million accounts, including 3.3 million users in a one-hour span.
Participants include the Club Managers Association of America, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Ladies Professional Golf Association, National Golf Course Owners Association, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, United States Golf Association, United States Golf Manufacturers Council, World Golf Foundation and others.
To join the conversation, visit the WE ARE GOLF social media hub. Use #NGD16 and @wearegolf on Twitter and Instagram to show your support for the golf industry.